Netgear WG311v3,ndiswrapper,Mandriva 2007.0 vs. 2008.0
here is one really strange issue.I have desktop PC with Netgear PCI WG311v3 wifi card with Marvel chipset.On Mandriva 2007.0(default kernel) I had no problems with my card.I used ndiswrapper and everything goes smooth and nice,no trouble at all.
Now,this is the weird part:I switch to newer Mandriva 2008.0.First I tried upgrade,but I had some other problems too and finally decided to format and make clean install.Ok,done.Then the first thing was to set up my wifi card.I installed ndiswrapper and I connect to my router (Netgear WGR614).For my bad surprise I had unstable connection(no matter with or without encryption) and from time to time I need to reset my wlan0 by NetApplet(service network restart doesn't help).Sometime even network crash cause entire system crashing.
So,the question is:
What are the differences in wifi cards handling in 2007 and 2008?Notice that I have the same hardware,my PC never changed its position,the router is in same room, and finally signal strength in 2007.0 was 100%,here(2008.0) is 50-60%.I can point the kernel.Reason:I did compile new kernels right before switching to 2008.0.Versions 2.6.21 and 2.6.22.Both has problems handling my card.Seems that kernel 2.6.17 was better than 2.6.22 in that part.Is it true?
Any ideas how I can fix my network?
P.S.I am not sure if this is for this section or for wireless networking,but because I believe is considered more as Mandriva 2008.0 issue I post it here.